5 Wholesome Uses for Argan Oil

This natural oil is full of beneficial properties.


Reap the benefits of argan oil.

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Argan oil is commonly known as Moroccan oil because it is native to the Atlas Mountain region in this North African country where it has been used for healthy skin and hair for thousands of years. This wholesome amber colored oil comes with a host of benefits.

Argan oil is referred to as liquid gold, according to Oprah Daily, but not just because that is the color of the oil but because of how valuable it is for skin health. Once a secret only known to locals, natural argan oil is now available around the globe. Check out these five  beneficial uses of  this wholesome oil.

Used for Sun Protection

Moroccan women have used argan oil to protect their skin from sun damage for centuries and this has actually been confirmed by science. A 2003 study found that the antioxidants in the oil helps to protect skin from free radical damage from the sun. According to Healthline, it could even protect against skin cancer. That’s why argan oil is an active ingredient in many suntan lotions and after sun products.

Argan oil benefits for skin include protection from sun damage.

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Super Moisturizer

Argan oil’s most common use is as a skin moisturizer and that’s why it can be found in many natural lotions, soaps and conditioners. That’s because this liquid gold oil is loaded with vitamin E which helps your skin retain moisture. Oprah Daily suggested that the essential fatty acids oleic acid and linoleic acid are also very hydrating for your skin.

Moisturizing is one of argan oil benefits for faces.

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May Brighten Skin and Fade Spots

If you have brown spots on your skin caused by aging, sun exposure, or hormones, Prevention suggests that argon oil can brighten your skin. That’s because the oil contains tocopherols – vitamin E compounds – that can inhibit excess pigmentation.

Argan oil has many skin-care benefits.

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Helps Heal Skin Infections and Acne

According to Healthline, one of argan oil's traditional uses has been to treat skin infections. The oil contains both antibacterial and fungicidal properties that can help prevent both types of infections.  It is also an effective acne treatment and the anti-sebum properties in Moroccan oil helps promote smoother and calmer skin. Apply the oil twice a day directly or in a cream.

Argan oil can help calm acne.

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Promotes Scalp Health

Argan’s moisturizing and hydrating  properties, due to the fatty acids it contains, can actually improve the health of your scalp. Elena Duque, an esthetician and owner of BodyBrite Bayside told Healthline that a little goes a long way. Just put 2-3 drops of argan oil in the palm of your hand and apply it to your hair from the roots to the ends. Make sure you massage it into your scalp. This will help fight dandruff, itchy scalp and even mend your split ends.

Argan oil benefits for hair and scalps can help control dandruff.

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